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Notes on the mammals of Tasmania


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Lord, Clive Errol 1918 , 'Notes on the mammals of Tasmania' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 16-52 .

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It is remarkable that more attention has not been
paid to the Mammals of Tasmania. Many interesting
species occur here, and as they are decreasing in number
every year, the following notes have been compiled in
order to attempt to arouse interest ere it is too late.
Unless unforeseen circumstances occur, many of our
Mammals will share the fate of our Tasmanian Emu, and
become extinct. Apart from the lists compiled by Gunn
(1852), Krefft (1868), and Higgins and Petterd (1883),
there has not been a separate list of our Mammals published.
The foregoing lists are incomplete, and also out
of print. Anyone desiring general information has to
search through numerous descriptions of species in works
dealing with Australian fauna, and, if possible, select
the Tasmanian forms. As these are not always given in
full, some confusion has been caused. In order to eliminate
this, and also to make a starting point for further
study, the accompanying list has been drawn up.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lord, Clive Errol
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

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